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  • Summary: Be a good cop or a bad cop in the streetwise action game True Crime: New York City. You can explore the authentically modeled streets of New York City as a police officer tracking down criminals and administering justice. The game features a diverse weapon set, as well as a mixed offering of fighting styles that you can use to take out those who stand in your way. In addition to combat on foot, the game features driving sequences and shootouts. Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Walken, and Mickey Rourke contribute their voice talent to the game as well. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 43
  2. Negative: 8 out of 43
  1. 90
    New York looks fantastic and really feels alive as you drive through the busy metropolis, gazing at the pedestrian hordes swarming on the sidewalks.
  2. Definitely a better game than its predecessor, but only because it fixes what was wrong in L.A. It never really tries to go anywhere new (aside from the East Coast), and the familiar gameplay might get a bit predictable and even stale before you finish this big city adventure.
  3. A good game. It does have several flaws that hopefully will be fixed up for any future installments in the series, but none truly distract from the game's deep and memorable story.
  4. A mediocre free-roaming action game, but it's still slightly better than some of its competitors within the genre.
  5. Riddled with errors, glitches, catches, freezes, clippings, and resets. If you can endure the insane amount of problems and don't mind that you'll routinely run into errors that'll force you to restart from the beginning of the current primary mission, you'll get some marginal enjoyment out of the title.
  6. 50
    Like this year's Philadelphia Eagles, this game is the quintessential example of a franchise taking a step in the wrong direction. Our advice: Run away.
  7. Avoid this game at all costs, it isn't worth your time, nor anyone else's. This is what happens when publishers push a game through in order to meet the holiday sales rush.

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  1. JacobG.
    Nov 16, 2005
    this is the best game on earth i have played all the grand theft autos and just recently beat san andreas for xbox but this is the best grand theft auto rip off i have ever played Expand
  2. KrisL.
    Jan 6, 2006
    I believe this game is very well made and has alot of attributes. THe hilarios on the road humor fighting New Yorkers. And you can plant drugs on people now how many people come up with an idea like that. Good cop or bad cop doesn't matter the game is enjoyable for everyone. Expand
  3. JimG.
    Jan 10, 2006
    TCNYC is simply better than GTASA. It is familiar, fast, topical and fun. I regret that there are no helicopters or vertical movements but I don't go flying around Manhattan in my day to day New York City life. Collapse
  4. RandyM.
    Jul 10, 2006
    I honestly had a real good time with True Crime: New York City. It was a really fun game, but I simply cannot ignore the large glaring errors of this game. The A.I. of New York's citizens is what made me frustrated. I would be trying to arrest someone and the cop would start shooting at him and my career points would go down the tube. And I hate how cops shoot you because they "think you are a criminal." You'd think that they would recognize the detective when they saw him. And the citizens say things over and over again. But, still, you should give this game a try. Expand